Focus on growing your e-commerce business

Get back to running your e-commerce company and let cloud hosting experts at DigitalOcean and Cloudways take care of the rest.

DigitalOcean and Cloudways hosting products help you deliver your ideal e-commerce experience

Completing thousands of transactions a day and serving many thousands more customers takes a lot of time and resources for any e-commerce business. Put all of your attention on delivering an incredible e-commerce experience to your customers and leave the day-to-day tasks of running your website and databases to us. With Cloudways managing websites powered by apps like WordPress, WooCommerce, and Magento, and DigitalOcean supporting your business's infrastructure needs, you’ll have the time and website reliability you need to grow.

Cost effective data streaming pipelines

Easily add Managed Kafka to make more insightful decisions in real-time.

Droplets—build on VMs that just work

DigitalOcean’s virtual machines give you the compute power and flexibility you need to build and scale your website.

Cloudways web hosting

An easy-to-use UI and backend management by experts plus anytime support take the hassle out of hosting.

Spaces—add extra storage

Affordable bandwidth—including free inbound—and a built-in CDN make data storage simple.

Managed Databases

Setup a secure MongoDB, Redis®, MySQL, or PostgreSQL database in a flash and leave the complexities of database management to us.

App Platform—deploy apps in seconds

Build, deploy, and scale powerful apps using a simple, fully-managed infrastructure solution to boost productivity.

What e-commerce companies say about DigitalOcean and Cloudways

“Since we’ve switched to DigitalOcean, the reliability of the site has been fantastic. We have ample capacity to manage the load of the site, and it’s easy to scale up and meet demand.”Read testimonial

Scott Purcell

Co-Founder, Director, Man of Many

“Cloudways provides a quality control panel for a VPS/cloud server, premium proactive support, and a fast, optimized WordPress platform for a reasonable price. CloudWays installs and configures a performant stack, including Nginx reverse proxy in front of Apache, PHP 7.2 FPM (latest in 2018), Varnish, Redis, and Memcached. Even though I chose the smallest DigitalOcean server plan through Cloudways, my client's e-commerce WordPress site works really fast in my experience."Read testimonial

Artem M.

Reviewer on G2

What you get with DigitalOcean and Cloudways

Grow with predictable cloud costs

Our predictable pricing and leading price-to-performance ratio contribute to an ROI of 186%, according to a Forrester study.

Automatic backups on Cloudways, Databases

Schedule an automatic backup with your choice frequency or create a backup on demand before making changes.

A cloud for your entire journey

DigitalOcean’s suite of products is designed to be with you on every step of your journey—from managed databases to virtual machines.

Dream it. Build it. Grow it.

Save time and money while reliably serving your customers with the cloud infrastructure platform that’s as feature-rich as it is simple to use—and power your website with the managed cloud hosting solution trusted by thousands of agencies, developers, and businesses, including those that require high performance to satisfy their customers.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is e-commerce hosting?

E-commerce hosting is simply web hosting for any online business (including e-commerce website) that sells goods through the web. E-commerce hosting providers are companies like DigitalOcean, and our managed hosting service Cloudways, which provides hosting to these e-commerce businesses. Cloudways is a great hosting platform to quickly launch e-commerce stores.

Is e-commerce hosting different from regular web hosting?

E-commerce hosting is not fundamentally different from web hosting or managed web hosting (web hosting provided by services such as Cloudways by DigitalOcean that manage your hosting for you). E-commerce sites may require more from their e-commerce hosting than other kinds of businesses though. For example better security (e.g., in the form of SSL certificates), better customer support, and better backups.

Who offers the best hosting?

There are many e-commerce web hosts that offer e-commerce web hosting – there is no one best e-commerce hosting solution. We may be biased, but we think DigitalOcean offers great hosting for any e-commerce business either through our virtual machines product, Droplets, or through our managed hosting service, Cloudways.

Do I need e-commerce hosting solutions to launch my online store?

To have an online store, you’ll need your online store hosted by a hosting provider who offers e-commerce hosting solutions. Without a hosting provider, you won’t be able to deploy your e-commerce website to the internet and thus begin selling at your online store. But choosing a hosting platform for your online store doesn’t need to be an intimidating process. Our Cloudways managed hosting is a great service for anyone launching an online store who wants all the hassle of hosting managed for them by a trusted hosting provider.

Cloudways can help your online store or e-commerce website (or e-commerce websites) run and scale on the web in a few easy clicks!

Is there a difference between e-commerce hosting and WordPress hosting?

While e-commerce hosting refers to web hosting for any e-commerce store, hosting for WordPress specifically refers to e-commerce hosting for a WordPress online store. Cloudways by DigitalOcean offers managed hosting specific to WordPress websites, including online stores that use WooCommerce (so are looking for WooCommerce hosting). Many of Cloudways’ users came to us for WooCommerce hosting, and we are excited to offer WooCommerce hosting as a part of our managed hosting offering. Whether you are looking for help with a general e-commerce store, Wordpress, or WooCommerce hosting, DigitalOcean and Cloudways have you covered.

Does DigitalOcean offer free SSL certificates or unlimited bandwidth with your solution?

DigitalOcean offers practically unlimited bandwidth and many security features including SSL certificates and automated backups as well as performance features like a content delivery network (CDN), and much more. A content delivery network might be important for your online business, especially if you have a content-heavy website (a content delivery network is valuable for this). DigitalOcean and Cloudways will provide you these security and performance features (e.g., like the content delivery network) as part of our services.

Other e-commerce hosting plans from other providers might claim to offer benefits like unlimited bandwidth or a free ssl certificate, but often these offers come with hefty fees or other strings attached. If you see another service promoting benefits like unlimited bandwidth, it might be good to do a little bit of research.

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